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st: Re: tabulate with gen
Thought I would answer my own question. While tab foo, gen(foo_) does create
consecutively numbered dummy variables, xi: will preserve the natural value of
the underlying variable. This I found out while complaining at the water
xi: regress sex i.center
creates _Icenter_## varibles
where ## is the value of the center variable, now coded as 0,1.
If you don't like the _Icenter_ there is another cute command:
renpfix _Ic c
which renames all those variables to center_##
So, as they say, "Never mind."
--- I wrote:
tab foo, gen(foo_)
all the time to create dummy variables based on the values of foo - I get
foo_1, foo_2, etc.
Does any one have a technique (I won't call it a trick) for having the
extension be the actual value of foo? For example, I have health care center
numbers that are NOT continuously numbered from 1 to 100, so the dummy and the
root value quickly get out of synch:
tab center, gen(center_)
creates center_3 that corresponds to center==5, center_4 corresponds to
Seems like a recipe for disaster when generating reports....!
I can generate a do file to rename them, but I though someone else might have
solved this problem.
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